Postgraduate courses

A postgraduate degree can change your life. It can give you the extra skills you need to move up the career ladder, specialise in a particular area, or take your career in a new direction.

Curtin’s postgraduate programs are accredited, internationally recognised and relevant to today’s workplaces. They also provide employers with professional development opportunities for staff.

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If you are looking to expand your knowledge, gain an edge in the employment market, or pursue an entirely new career direction, then postgraduate study could be the answer.

Undertaking a postgraduate degree enables you to build on your professional experience. It can help you keep up-to-date with industry developments, or gain fresh skills and knowledge in exciting new areas.

MBA programs

Curtin Business School offers a suite of distinctive MBA programs, each designed for students in different stages of their career.

School of Accounting

The School of Accounting offers a range of postgraduate courses including, the Master of Commerce (Advanced Accounting CPA Australia Extension major) and the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting CPA Australia Extension stream).

In these programs, you can concurrently enrol in the professional level of the CPA Program with CPA Australia. You will receive tuition from experienced academics for the CPA Program professional level, to prepare you for the CPA Program examinations.

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School of Economics and Finance

The School of Economics and Finance offers a range of postgraduate qualifications to suit your needs, no matter what stage of your career you’re in. You’ll find something to suit your needs, whether you’re a recent graduate keen to advance your knowledge or an established professional looking to specialise further.

All of our postgraduate courses are available full-time or part-time, enabling you to balance your study with work or other commitments.

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School of Management

The School of Management postgraduate programs focus on career development, whether you’re a recent business graduate wishing to enhance your knowledge or an experienced manager looking to open new career doors.

Our courses are informed by industry contacts and are professionally recognised. Many postgraduate units involve guest speakers from industry, and real-world assignments and case studies. Many of our courses have a strong international focus, highly relevant for graduates in our increasingly global business environment.

Our postgraduate courses are available full-time or part-time enabling you to balance your study with work or other commitments.

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School of Marketing

The School of Marketing offers courses in marketing at a postgraduate level, designed to provide students with advanced professional knowledge that is in-touch with industry. Our courses are industry-focused with an emphasis on topics that are relevant to the marketing profession, and they provide regular interaction with practitioners through guest speakers and industry-based projects.

The courses are modular in nature, with completion of the entry-level and intermediate programs providing a stand-alone qualification as well as advancing you towards the Master of Marketing or Master of Commerce (Marketing) if you choose to progress your studies further. Courses are available full-time or part-time so you can balance your study with work or other demands.

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Curtin Law School

Curtin Law School offers a modular postgraduate taxation course, which includes graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. You can exit after completion of four units to receive a graduate certificate, after eight units to receive a graduate diploma, or after 12 units for a Master of Taxation.

This specialised and applied course is suitable if you are a commerce graduate who is seeking further qualifications or continuing your professional development. The Master of Taxation includes an in-depth examination of taxation principles, building on the graduate diploma to provide specialised knowledge in international and Australian taxation, superannuation and retirement planning, financial management, corporation law and the legal environment.

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Higher degree by research

A higher degree by research (HDR) is a program at Master’s or Doctoral level in which at least two-thirds of the study program involves research. Choosing to undertake research can help you to build up knowledge in your profession and provide important contributions to both industry and community.